Diets, supplements don’t help autism

With the exception of melatonin, complementary and alternative medicines given to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) lack sufficient evidence, an Australian research update shows.

Conducted by WA's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, the review found only melatonin had a significant effect in the ASD population.

Gluten-free and casein-free diets, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, vitamin B6 and magnesium, essential fatty acids and immune therapies all had insufficent evidence of